College of Sciences

Academic Advising

Here at the CoS Student Success we offer professional academic advising for your major, to supplement and support your Department Undergraduate Advisor. We also have Peer Mentors (current CoS students) that can assist you in planning out your academic schedule and answer general questions about your major and university policies.

What is Academic Advising:

Advising is a mentoring and learning partnership that empowers students to identify and achieve their academic and professional goals and take ownership of their education.  Advising helps students navigate degree requirements, connect with resources, and support holistic growth. 

Advising Tools:

Advising Syllabus

 

Appointments

If making an appointment with a professional academic advisor or making an appointment with your department advisor. You should try and come prepared with questions.

Drop-In Peer Advising

We offer open Virtual and In-Person Peer Advising Monday – Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Drop into the Zoom Meeting or our office (GMCS 429) any time during open hours.

CoS Student Success Center

Professional Staff Advisors

Dr. Stacy Ochoa

Dr. Stacy Ochoa

College of Sciences Director of Advising

Ph.D. Biology, M.Ed. Education
Department of Biology Lecturer

At the center we want to support you to successfully navigate this important step towards the successful career of your choice. We are here to provide advice and mentorship. Feel free to stop by anytime and frequently with questions or problems about classes, study abroad information, career advising, and research opportunities or just to check in. Make sure to look through the rest of our website for opportunities and for more information.

Contact

Office Hours: By Appointment

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Rosalynn Ayala

Rosalynn Ayala

CoS Student Success Center, Assistant Director

M.Ed. Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs 

As an academic advisor, I take a student centered approach to support students in their journey towards their academic and professional goals. I am a student advocate and I am committed to partnering with students to access resources and take ownership of their academic plan. Please stop by and visit us! 

Contact

Office Hours: M-F 9:00am-4:00pm, Closed Th 2:00pm-3:00pm

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Alysa Velasquez

Alysa Velasquez

CoS Student Success Center, Academic Advisor

M.S. Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs

As a Student Affairs Professional, I am an advocate for holistic student success to ensure students feel supported both personally and academically. I aim to encompass student-centered counseling in which I value the unique experiences and perspectives that each student brings to the table. My goal as an Academic Advisor is to be compassionate and to create positive and inclusive environments for students to thrive in. I ensure to cultivate safe spaces in which all student populations feel empowered to achieve their goals. I take pride in Academic Advising and sincerely enjoy helping students navigate their collegiate journeys!

Contact

Office Hours: M-F 9:00am-4:00pm, Closed Th 2:00pm-3:00pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

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